Wavemaker Partners

We take a co-investment approach to help startups bridge the “post-angel and pre-venture” gap, which was a challenging phase we experienced ourselves when we were founders. We will usually start with a $100K-$750K check and can follow on until $1M to $1.25M. In certain random opportunistic circumstances, we can also invest up to $5M per company by supplementing our investments with our internal sidecar funds.  We’ve done these with a few of our existing portfolio companies.  Our sidecar funds give us the flexibility to grow our existing stakes in rapidly growing portfolio companies and at the same time give us the luxury of investing in other non-traditional early stage opportunities.

We will lead rounds when we feel we are in the best position to do so and like to bring in co-investors who can add value. We are also just as comfortable to take a backseat, join a syndicate and help out whenever we are asked. The combination of portfolio building and co-investment has enabled us to invest in over 200+ companies and co-invest with over 120 early stage investors. These form a powerful network, which supports pattern recognition, diligence, co-investment, customer acquisition and corporate development.

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TypeInvestor
HQSingapore, SG
Founded2003
Websitewavemaker.vc
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
Wavemaker Partners was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Singapore, SG
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Key People/Management at Wavemaker Partners

Paul Santos

Paul Santos

Managing Partner
Eric Manlunas

Eric Manlunas

General Partner
Gavin Lee

Gavin Lee

General Partner
Steve Melhuish

Steve Melhuish

Venture Partner
Doug Parker

Doug Parker

Venture Partner
Manuel Ravago

Manuel Ravago

Head of Research
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Wavemaker Partners Office Locations

Wavemaker Partners has an office in Singapore
Singapore, SG (HQ)
Nanson Rd
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Wavemaker Partners News and Updates

Wavemaker Partners closes fourth fund at $136m

Wavemaker Partners has more than 10 exits so far, with a total value of over US$700 million.

Longève Brands Raises $5M Seed Round Led by Wavemaker Partners and Springboard Ventures, to Expand Their Plant-Based Protein Product Line

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- -Longève Brands raises a $5M seed round led by Wavemaker Partners and Springboard Ventures, with participation from RezVen Partners and Alumni Ventures Group-Longève Brands is the first to create shelf-stable, pea protein-based products for people…

Vietnam Digest: Wavemaker Partners backs Foodmap; NextPay invests $475k in CNV Loyalty

This is understood to be Wavemaker Partners's first deal in Vietnam. The post Vietnam Digest: Wavemaker Partners backs Foodmap; NextPay invests $475k in CNV Loyalty appeared first on DealStreetAsia.

Wavemaker Partners closes third SE Asian fund at $111m, exceeds target

The fund is anchored by Temasek, Pavilion Capital, IFC, Concentric Equity Partners and Vulcan Capital. The post Wavemaker Partners closes third SE Asian fund at $111m, exceeds target appeared first on DealStreetAsia.

[Funding alert] Singapore startup FlixStock raises $2.5M from Wavemaker Partners, others

FlixStock, which focuses on fashion image technology, will use the freshly raised funding to open new generative AI research centres in Singapore and to expand in the USA.

SG’s wastewater treatment startup Hydroleap raises $1.9m led by Wavemaker Partners

The round was joined by Seeds Capital and 500 Startups’ Southeast Asia-focused 500 Durians fund. The post SG’s wastewater treatment startup Hydroleap raises $1.9m led by Wavemaker Partners appeared first on DealStreetAsia.
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Wavemaker Partners Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Wavemaker Partners founded?

    Wavemaker Partners was founded in 2003.

  • Who are Wavemaker Partners key executives?

    Wavemaker Partners's key executives are Paul Santos, Eric Manlunas and Gavin Lee.

  • Where is Wavemaker Partners headquarters?

    Wavemaker Partners headquarters is located at Nanson Rd, Singapore.

  • Where are Wavemaker Partners offices?

    Wavemaker Partners has an office in Singapore.

  • How many offices does Wavemaker Partners have?

    Wavemaker Partners has 1 office.